BY: NAZLI IBRAHIM
SHAH ALAM, DEC 13: Former Selangor State Secretary Datuk Mohamed Khusrin Munawi did not expect to be given the Umar Abdul Aziz Award in conjunction with the State Level Maulidur Rasul 1438H/2016AD celebrations, on December 12.
Mohamed Khusrin said that he had been only doing his best to carry out his responsibilities according to Islam.
“I am thankful for this recognition and I did not expect to be awarded for my ‘small’ contribution,” he said after the Maulidur Rasul celebrations at Stadium Melawati, here.
During his service, Mohamed Khusrin was known as a fully dedicated person who wanted civil servants to carry out their duties with full responsibility, integrity and punctuality, and providing people-friendly service.
Among positions he held were Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) Director, State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) Chief Secretary, Head Assistant Secretary for Halls/Protocols at the Selangor State Assembly office and Yang Dipertua for Kuala Langat District Council (MDKL).
Meanwhile, former Selangor Police Chief Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah who received the Khalid Al-Walid Award, described it as a motivation for him to continue to contribute to society although he has been retired for the past three years.
He said the award is meaningful for him as Khalid Al-Walid was a Muslim war commander who had never lost a war.
“He was a strategist when it came to war, and he had never lost a war even with an army smaller in size compared to the opponent’s,” he said.
The Saidatina Khadijah Award recipient, Profesor Madya Dr Khadijah Mohd Khambali @ Hambali said that the award she received demands greater responsibility and obligation.
“The award is a gift from Allah, which relates to my obligations and responsibilities as a Muslim because a Muslim is a slave and a caliph of Allah,” she said.
Dr Khadijah, an Associate Professor in ‘aqidah’ and Islamic thoughts in the Aqidah and Islamic Thoughts Department of University Malaya Islamic Studies Academy (APIUM), is also involved as an Inter-Religious Comparison and Dialogue Panel Expert, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) as well as with the Islamic Women’s Development Action Committee, Malaysian Islamic Development Department (JAKIM).
Besides that, the Imam Al-Ghazali Award was also presented to Selangor State Heritage and Malay Customs Corporation (PADAT) Former Board Member, Dato’ Aidit Ghazali while Bilal Kamarudin received the Saidina Ali Award.
Khusrin’s unexpected Umar Abdul Aziz Award
BY: NAZLI IBRAHIM